Traveling in Jersey with kids

For kids, Jersey can seem like one huge playground.
Jersey's 70km coastline includes dozens of secluded, sandy bays, with fascinating rock pools, fairytale fortresses and homemade, ultra-creamy ice cream. Inland, there are activity centers, campsites and interactive museums, meaning that it's well equipped to cater for those traveling in Jersey with kids – as well as more studious personalities. Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing and safe cycle routes will also keep teenagers busy – as will the War Tunnels.

Parents should note that Jersey has one of the highest tides in the world – some beaches are safer than others, but all pose a risk at high tide and children should never be left unattended.

Our top Jersey family Vacation

Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands

Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands

Walking vacation on Jersey in the Channel Islands

From £994 to £1414 8 days ex flights
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This vacation can be booked from the 1st March to 31st October each year
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Activities for families in Jersey

Survival camps

Survival camps offer kids the chance to get back to nature – and to learn how to survive in the wilds of Jersey! Energetic children will love climbing, abseiling, cycling and kayaking around this safe little island, while bushcraft workshops and coastal foraging really get youngsters excited about nature. Most activities are suitable for children ages 8-16.

Mont Orgueil

Who needs to learn history in a museum, when you can poke around in a real life castle?! Jersey is surrounded by them, but Mont Orgueil is one of the best – with its labyrinth of staircases, turrets, secret chambers and cellars. Life-sized wooden solders, a witchcraft exhibit and special storytelling artwork bring the ancient fortress to life.

Traveling in Jersey with kids

Kazz Padidar is the director and chief instructor at Wild Adventures, which runs foraging, coasteering and kayaking tours, as well as children's "Survival Camps". Here are his tips for traveling in Jersey with kids: “If you’re traveling in Jersey with kids, you don’t need to book ahead but do research activities first. That way, when you actually get here you know right away who to call so that your kids aren’t hanging round and getting bored.

Jersey is probably one of the safest locations. I still leave my keys in the car when I park! My house stays open, it’s one of those really safe places. So I recommend it to any family.”
Our supplier Arthur Lamy is a Jersey native. He runs walking, cycling and history tours of the island as “Arthur the Blue Badge Guide”. Here’s his tip for where to stay when traveling in Jersey with kids: “Our Heritage Trust has a number of properties which they let out on a self-catering basis. It’s great for families as kids don’t want to sit down for a meal and its really atmospheric – how often can you say ‘I spent my vacations in a German range-finding tower or a Napoleonic fort’?!”
Written by Vicki Brown
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